The reaction of benzoyl isothiocyanate with (1R,2R)-1,2-bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)ethylenediamine afforded a new thiourea chiral solvating agent (CSA) with a very high ability to differentiate 1H and 13C NMR signals of simple amino acid derivatives, even at low concentrations. The enantiodiscrimination efficiency was higher with respect to that of the parent monomer, a thiourea derivative of 2-((1R)-1-aminoethyl)phenol, thus putting into light the relevance of the cooperativity between the two molecular portions of the dimer in a cleft conformation stabilized by interchain hydrogen bond interactions. An achiral base additive (DABCO or DMAP) played an active role in the chiral discrimination processes, mediating the interaction between the CSA and the enantiomeric mixtures. The chiral discrimination mechanism was investigated by NMR spectroscopy through the determination of complexation stoichiometries, association constants, and the stereochemistry of the diastereomeric solvates.

A Dimeric Thiourea CSA for the Enantiodiscrimination of Amino Acid Derivatives by NMR Spectroscopy

Recchimurzo A.;Micheletti C.;Uccello Barretta G.;Balzano F.
2021-01-01

Abstract

The reaction of benzoyl isothiocyanate with (1R,2R)-1,2-bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)ethylenediamine afforded a new thiourea chiral solvating agent (CSA) with a very high ability to differentiate 1H and 13C NMR signals of simple amino acid derivatives, even at low concentrations. The enantiodiscrimination efficiency was higher with respect to that of the parent monomer, a thiourea derivative of 2-((1R)-1-aminoethyl)phenol, thus putting into light the relevance of the cooperativity between the two molecular portions of the dimer in a cleft conformation stabilized by interchain hydrogen bond interactions. An achiral base additive (DABCO or DMAP) played an active role in the chiral discrimination processes, mediating the interaction between the CSA and the enantiomeric mixtures. The chiral discrimination mechanism was investigated by NMR spectroscopy through the determination of complexation stoichiometries, association constants, and the stereochemistry of the diastereomeric solvates.
2021
Recchimurzo, A.; Micheletti, C.; Uccello Barretta, G.; Balzano, F.
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